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Lexicon :: Strong's H424 - 'ēlâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 45h

Strong’s Definitions

אֵלָה ʼêlâh, ay-law'; feminine of H352; an oak or other strong tree:—elm, oak, teil-tree.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H424 in the following manner: oak (11x), elm (1x), teil tree (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H424 in the following manner: oak (11x), elm (1x), teil tree (1x).
  1. terebinth, terebinth tree

  2. valley where David killed Goliath

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵלָה ʼêlâh, ay-law'; feminine of H352; an oak or other strong tree:—elm, oak, teil-tree.
STRONGS H424: Abbreviations
† I. אֵלָה noun feminine terebinth (= אֵילָה (?) see H352 IV. איל > StaGeschichte 455 who derives from אֵל = divine; but compare ib. on lack of clear distinction between אֵלָה, אֵלוֺן & אַלּוֺן) — Genesis 35:4 + 15 times + אֵילָה Genesis 49:21 (for MT אַיָּלָה see below) — terebinth = Pistacia terebinthus, Linn., a deciduous tree with pinnate leaves & red berries; occasional in Palestine; grows to great age; always of single tree; near Shechem Genesis 35:4 (E) compare † אַלָּה Joshua 24:26 (E, read אֵלָה ?), Ophrah Judges 6:11, 19; in Jabesh 1 Chronicles 10:12; tree in which Absalom was caught 2 Samuel 18:9 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 18:10, 14; see also 1 Kings 13:14; expressly of idol-shrine Hosea 4:13 (|| אַלּוֺן, לִבְנֶה) Ezekiel 6:13; as fading, withering, simile of Judah Isaiah 1:30; as hewn down, simile id. Isaiah 6:13 (|| אַלּוֺן); figurative of Naphtali אֵילָה שְׁלֻחָה Genesis 49:21 (Greek Version of the LXX Ew Ol Di > MT אַיָּלָה hind which see) a slender terebinth, see Di & compare II. אֵלָה; in topographic designation עֵמֶק הָא׳ 1 Samuel 17:2, 19; 1 Samuel 21:10 (see עֵמֶק).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


35:4; 35:4; 49:21; 49:21




6:11; 6:19

1 Samuel

17:2; 17:19; 21:10

2 Samuel

18:9; 18:10; 18:14

1 Kings


1 Chronicles



1:30; 6:13






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H424 matches the Hebrew אֵלָה ('ēlâ),
which occurs 13 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak H424 which was by Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 - And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak H424 which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:19 - And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, H424 and presented it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:9 - And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, H424 and his head caught hold of the oak, H424 and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:10 - And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak. H424
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:14 - Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. H424
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:14 - And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: H424 and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:12 - They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak H424 in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:30 - For ye shall be as an oak H424 whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:13 - But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, H424 and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:13 - Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, H424 the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, H424 because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
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